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Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Playing football with political map

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published: May 18, 2018 1:16:40 am Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi now plays for Qatari club Al Sadd, one of their many ways to use football as a tool to wield global influence. Saudi Arabia is keen to overtake Qatar’s off-field dominance. (Source: File) A dimly-lit banquet hall of a hotel in Jeddah ...

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Antoine Griezmann warned he will ‘never go down in history’ at Barcelona

By: vetembaste | Published: May 17, 2018 9:26:48 pm Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates after winning the Europa League. (Source: vetembaste) Antoine Griezmann, a talismanic figure at Atletico Madrid, will not enjoy the same status at Barcelona if he joins the Liga champions in the close-season, Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has said. Griezmann stole the headlines by ...

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Failed Cristiano Ronaldo bid is Arsene Wenger’s biggest Arsenal transfer regret

By: vetembaste | Published: May 17, 2018 3:21:32 pm Arsene Wenger regrets missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo. (Source: File) Failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo is outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s biggest transfer regret in his almost 22-year-reign at the Premier League club, the 68-year-old has said. Wenger signed some of the league’s best players during his reign, including Thierry Henry, ...

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IPL 2018: Bounce on pitches exposed Ranji Trophy ‘dadas’, says Sunil Gavaskar

Updated: May 17, 2018 10:38:09 am Bounce has been on offer on the pitches during this IPL season. (Source: BCCI) Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said that batsmen who have done well in the Ranji Trophy have been exposed on the bouncy pitches that have been on offer in IPL tournament this season. In an article written for ...

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Antonie Griezmann owed it to coach Simeone to win Europa League

By: AP | Lyon | Published: May 17, 2018 6:17:22 am Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the Europa League. (Source: vetembaste)  Striker Antoine Griezmann figured he owed it to coach Diego Simeone to win the Europa League with Atletico Madrid. He did so in style, scoring two expertly-taken goals as Atletico won the ...

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